Monday, August 30, 2010

Miscellaneous cuteness

This is what happens when Luke goes shopping with mommy. Ridiculous hats get tried on. :)

Eating out at Paradise Bakery.

Mmmm! Berries and bananas!

Playing in a "boat" at Grandma's

Playing at school - doesn't it look like there should be a halo over his head? :)

How to keep a 6 month old entertained at the doctor's office

Splish splash, I was taking a bath!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

2 funny videos

I'm pretty sure that I mentioned it before, but Luke thinks that he has the funniest daddy. Today he was jumping onto the bed and it made Luke crack up every time. Please excuse our bedroom - the bed wasn't made and I was doing laundry.

This was this afternoon as Luke was flying through the air like superman - this kid loves to swing!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hello! I'm 6 months old today!

Hi! I stole the computer away from mommy, because I have something important to tell you. I'm 6 months old today! (And I have lots to say about it!)

I haven't had my doctor's appointment yet (and am still trying to find a way out of it - I hated those shots last time!) but mommy weighed me this morning and I was 18 lbs, 6 0z. Even though I get to eat more things now, I've slowed down some in my weight gain, but that's normal. I'm wearing mostly 6-9 month clothes and wear size 3 diapers.

I've learned how to do all sorts of things this month, but the best part is that I can sit up now! I get to play with lots of toys this way. My favorite is a spinny toy that plays the ABC song and some stacking cups. They are so fun to bang together!

I love to eat! I can hold my own bottle, but I still like it when mommy or daddy will do it for me. (I may seem like a big boy, but I still like my cuddle time.) I eat about 5 bottles a day - 6 1/2 ounces in each.

I get to eat all sorts of good things now too and I love it!

I have oatmeal at school every day and sometimes they even mix in my favorite food .... BANANAS!! I could eat bananas for every meal - they are so yummy, especially when mommy makes them!

I get tricked sometimes though and just when I think I'm going to eat something yummy, mommy tries to sneak green beans in. The first time she did it I decided to keep my mouth closed, but she kept trying so I gave in and ate it. Blech. (If anyone has any suggestions on how else to avoid it, I'm all ears. I've also tried sticking my tongue out and gagging and that didn't work either.)

I also really like pears and apples. Sweet potatoes, squash, and carrots - they are all ok. Peas fit right down there with green beans - yucky. Daddy says that one day I'll take after him and actually LIKE peas - I don't believe him.

I also get to have a sippy cup at dinner time. I don't actually drink from it but it's fun to chew on and to bang on the tray. I'm not really old enough for it yet, but I try to grab daddy's glass all of the time so they decided to give me my own. (I still think daddy's looks better though.)

I love my mommy and daddy so much. Sometimes if they leave the room I get a little worried and have to look around to make sure they're still somewhere nearby. Daddy is the best at making me laugh - he growls or throws me up in the air and it's so funny! Mommy is my favorite to cuddle with. She knows just how to make me feel better if I'm upset about something.

School is tons of fun too. Miss Barb and Miss Sheila take great care of me! Some of my favorite things there are when they blow bubbles (but then they stop and I get a little mad), or playing in water at the table (I can make splashes better than the other kids!), or doing artwork.

I like to lay on my belly and scoot. I hate when toys are out in front of me because I can't get to them but if they are to my side or behind me though I can scoot to them. Once last week when nobody was looking I was able to scoot to daddy's bag and pulled a computer cord out of it! (Next time I will have to be sneakier though because they took it from me before I could taste it.)

I also love my kitties. They are so funny, even when they just walk by me. One day I'm going to get a tail .... it hasn't happened yet, but they'd better watch out.

I love bedtime. I get to have my blanket and my Humphrey Elephant and love sleeping next to them. (Somehow they disappear though! I woke up in the middle of the night the other night and they were gone! I think mommy must sneak in and take them away.) I love to wake up in the morning too. It's fun to have my own time to practice talking and singing. Then mommy or daddy come in and I'm so excited to play with them!

For some reason every month mommy makes me sit next to Mr. Bear to get my picture.

Anyways, that's all I have to say for now! Peace out. :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

6 month pictures

Even though he doesn't turn 6 months for 3 more days, we went out to a nearby park today to get some pictures. Karen did such an amazing job!! (Be warned, it's a picture heavy post ... hopefully it will make up for my delay in blogging.)

My two favorite guys!

So serious ...

Thinking deep thoughts

I think I might like to eat this leaf now.

Where did mommy and daddy go?

So big!

Reading our favorite bedtime story - Snuggle up, sleepy ones

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Happy Birthday Jason!!

30 years ago, this guy was born - Happy Birthday Jason! We love you!

We started his 30th birthday celebration on Saturday by going out to Muldoons for a fun trivia night with Jason's parents, my mom, brother, sister and her boyfriend, and my Aunt. Luke had his first babysitter - my cousin Apryl!

The birthday boy!

We gave him his gifts before going out. Several beer items, some fun "you're 30!" things, a pre-order gift certificate for the X-box Kinect, and some awesome art work from Luke.

Luke worked really hard on it - jumping with all his might so that he could give his daddy an awesome gift.

Tonight we're continuing his birthday celebration by going out on a date to Fogo De Chao - the Brazilian Steakhouse downtown. We can't wait!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

A toy room!

I cleaned out the front half of the storage/craft room and made a little play nook. It's busy and bright, and we love it.

Here is looking the other way, before I put the CARS stickers on the wall.

I can sit by myself!

He's been trying really hard to sit by himself and gets better and better each day. Here are two videos - we're still always right there "just in case" but he's learning to use his arms for balance.

He's sitting on the toy box in this one, trying to pet Pickles

This one starts with the Luke Monster coming to get you, and then you can see him sitting.

Luke has a new friend

When Luke came home from the hospital, Pickles sniffed him once and then she promptly ran away. For the first, oh I don't know, few months she wouldn't go near him. If we were all in his room - she was 5 feet outside of his door looking in. If we were downstairs, she was upstairs. She just really wasn't a fan of the tiny crying little thing that invaded our house.

Now that he can actually see her and "pet" her though, she's warming up to him. Apparently being grabbed and chewed on is fun. :)

Some random pictures

Here are some random pictures from the last week or so.

I took Luke to Marsh with me and he automatically leaned to the side and stuck his foot up on the bar. He knows how to relax.

"Oh no ... I think I pooped my pants!"

A cold has been passed around his room at daycare and he came home with it a few days ago. The poor little guy had to sleep in his swing just so he could breathe.

I like to call this picture "A sick little boy, a jealous kitty, and a tired mama."